1. Deervana, Beirut, Guided By Voices Storm Brooklyn for Northside Fest

    June 20, 2011 4:15 PM EDT Be it baby bands or old hands, Brooklyn's Northside festival this weekend showcased more than 300 artists throughout the borough's Williamsburg and Greenpoint neighborhoods. With indie legends Beirut and Guided by Voices in the headlining slots, the fest was a four-day smorgasborg…

  2. Billboard's SXSW Showcases Upclose: Friday

    March 11, 2011 5:45 PM EST We're set to invade Austin, Texas for this year's SXSW Music Festival, with four nights' (Mar. 16-19) worth of showcases at the Billboard Bungalow, housed at Buffalo Billiards (201 East 6th Street). We open our doors to SXSW badge-holders every night at 7 pm. Get the scoop on…

  3. Trail of Dead Returns with Two-Part 'Tao of the Dead'

    January 28, 2011 3:00 PM EST After reclaiming its independence following a rough streak at Interscope for 2009's "The Century of Self," Austin art rock band ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead continues blazing its own path for its latest release, the two-part "Tao of the Dead." The set,…

  4. The Drums Live: Billboard Tastemakers Video

    November 24, 2010 9:45 AM EST Chart Article Our new video series presents a closer look at -- and an exclusive performance from -- the cool artists hitting the Billboard Tastemakers chart , which brings you the top-selling albums each week based on an influential panel of indie stores and small regional chains. The Drums…

  5. Top 20 Tweets of the Week: 11/13/10

    November 13, 2010 10:00 AM EST Here's our round-up of singers', rockers' and rappers' 20 coolest and funnest tweets from the past seven days. Be sure to tag @billboarddotcom to your favorite music retweets (and don't forget to follow us !) @kanyewest: I'm not performing on the Today Show for…

  6. Yo La Tengo, Pete Rock, Greg Dulli Kick Off CMJ 2010 in New York

    October 20, 2010 12:49 PM EDT The CMJ (College Music Journal) festival and conference kicked off Tuesday night (Oct. 19) with an especially wide-ranging lineup of shows, from indie rock stalwarts Yo La Tengo at Brooklyn Bowl and Greg Dulli at Bowery Ballroom to hip-hop veterans Pete Rock and Jean Grae at Le Poisson Rouge…

  7. 10 Must-See Shows at CMJ 2010

    October 19, 2010 3:40 PM EDT CMJ's 2010 festival and conference is officially underway from today through Saturday (Oct. 23), and along with the little-known acts who are angling to become the next Sleigh Bells (last year's breakout band of the fest), there are plenty of bigger names -- from Wu Tang Clan's…

  8. Billboard Bits: Lady Gaga Disappointed by Senate, Kanye Talks Obama Insult

    September 22, 2010 7:08 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Lady Gaga Responds to Failed "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Repeal After the proposed repeal of the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy was filibustered in Senate again…

  9. Top 20 Tweets of the Week: 9/18/2010

    September 18, 2010 10:00 AM EDT Here's our round-up of singers', rockers' and rappers' 20 coolest and funnest tweets from the past seven days. Be sure to tag @billboarddotcom to your favorite music retweets (and don't forget to follow us !) @ladygaga : http://twitpic.com/2ocx9i - Gay Veterans were…

  10. Billboard Bits: J.Lo Goes Diva In 'Idol' Negotiations, 'Glee' Brings In 'Rocky Horror' Alums

    September 13, 2010 6:50 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. "American Idol" Did Not Meet J.Lo's Demands Although she will receive a handsome deal for becoming a judge on "American Idol," Jennifer Lopez 's demands for a $15 million pay check and…

  11. Billboard Bits: Beyonce Returns To the Studio, Blink-182 Cracks Crude Obama Joke

    August 30, 2010 7:15 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Beyonce Returns To Studio with Ne-Yo Beyonce is back in the studio after taking a break from music earlier this year, according to Perez Hilton. The news follows a tweet by Ne-Yo on Sunday (Aug. 29) in which the R…

  12. Ministry Plots Final Disc

    May 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Ministry's days are numbered, according to group leader Al Jourgensen. Ministry's days are numbered, according to group leader Al Jourgensen. Jourgensen, who has led the group and its numerous side projects since 1981, says that after Ministry finishes its current MasterBaTour, he…

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